On April 28, IATO voted a new team to power. Pronab Sarkar and Rajeev Mehra were re-elected unopposed as President and Vice President respectively, while EM Najeeb was elected the new Senior Vice-President.
Pronab Sarkar, Swagatam Tours, has been re-elected as the President unopposed, while Rajiv Mehra, Uday Tours & Travels, was also re-elected as the Vice President unopposed at the IATO elections. EM Najeeb, Air Travel Enterprises has been elected as the Senior Vice President. Another new entrant in the core committee of IATO is Rajesh Mudgill, Planet India Travel, who has been elected as the Honorary Secretary. Ravi Gosain, Erco Travels, is the new Treasurer and Rajnish Kaistha is the new Joint Secretary, both of whom were elected unopposed too. The voting was conducted for the position of Senior Vice President, Honorary Secretary as well as EC Members in the EC active and allied category. The returning officer for the election was Akshay Kumar of Mercury Himalayan Explorations.
Thanking everyone for the victory, Najeeb said, “It’s a great honour and pleasure for me to have been elected as the senior VP of a prestigious association. I want to assure my wholehearted commitment and support for serving this organisation with my team members by working together to reach newer heights.”
Rajiv Mehra said, “I’m glad to be re-elected and I will be working with the team to fulfill many things.” Committing his association with IATO, Mudgill said, “I’d like to thank the members for their support. I’ve worked with many of this team in the past and will now be working together again.”
The active EC members are Raj Bajaj of Adventure World India, Tony Marwah of India Travel Promotion Company, PS Duggal of
Minar Travels India, Deepak Bhatnagar of Aamantaran Travel Company and Viney Tyagi of Uni Crystal Holidays. The EC allied members are Zia Siddiqui of Alliance Hotels & Resorts, Sunil Gupta of Travel Bureau and P Vijayasarathi of Benchmark Hotels.